Thursday, 10 January 2013

Paneer Pav Bhaji

Hi Friends,
Pav bhaji is fast food originated from Mumbai.....Its a famous street food of most of the famous cities. Very easy to make and because it contains lots of veggies in it so it is healthy too.

I make pav bhaji very often but this time I added crumbled paneer (cottage cheese) in the veggies. Guess what ??? Adding paneer in the dish makes a lot of difference, so friends do try it and see the difference........


  • 3 boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup of crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1 cup cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrot (chopped)
  • 4 big tomatoes (chopped finely)
  • 3 big onions (chopped finely)
  • 1 small capsicum (chopped finely)
  • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Garnish: chopped coriander
  • Mash boiled potatoes and paneer (cottage cheese ), keep it aside. 
  • Roast capsicum on gas burner with the help of fork. Once its done from all the sides. Remove the seeds and chop it in small cubes.

  • Pressure cook all the chopped veggies (cauliflower, cabbage, carrot and peas).
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add ginger-garlic paste. Add onion and saute till they become golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and capsicum, mix well and cook till oil separates.
  • Add all the dry masalas.
  • Bhuno well.
  • Put all veggies, potatoes and crumbled paneer. Keep mashing in between with the help of masher.

  • Mash well all the veggies and keep sprinkling water occasionally. Keep the bhaji to simmer on low flame for few minutes.
  • Add butter and chopped coriander. Remove from fire.

To Serve:
Heat griddle or tava. Cut Buns (Pav) into halves, apply butter on both the sides of pav. Place them on tava and cook till they are well toasted from both the sides.

Serve hot pav with bhaji along with lemon wedges and chopped onions. Enjoy.

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Unknown said...

Mouth-watering gravy...looks yummy...

Unknown said...

yummy and mouthwatering.healthy too.mmm.

Unknown said...

one of my fav snack.. tempting click..

meenab said...

ha what an idea don ji

paneer pav bhaji or cheese pav bhaji is very very in thing here in mumbai
my kids just grate the cheese on top when i serve them pav bhaji

its so so so yummy

Pari Vasisht said...

An all time favorite, looks yummy. Pls provide separate links to my event announcement and Archana's.

preeti garg said...

Hi dear awesome recipe... thanks for joining my event.
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments !!!

Pari Vasisht said...

It's fine now dear. Since you have put a slash it's difficult to understand that now you have put two separate links.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Pari !!!!

Hema said...

Very delicious, love the way you have grilled the capsicum, shud have given a nice smoky flavor to the dish..

Divya A said...

Wow Shruts adding paneer should definitely make a difference..Will try this next time I make Pav bhaji :)

Unknown said...

i love pav bajji and loving your twists too :) very inviting platter said...

rich n delicious...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all !!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

My most favy snacker... said...

Really a different kind of Pav Bhaji.. you have shared... must try someday...Thanks for sharing.

gsb said...

hey.. shruti..
check this link for the contest! :)
I hope to see your entry :)

Unknown said...

Pav Bhaji with a twist - so delicious and so yummy!!!Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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Reva said...

Absolutely tempting and inviting dish... yummy..
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Julie said...

drooling drooling!!
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all ....
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Archana said...

How wow. Really jaw dropping wow. I love the pic of the capsicum being roasted the most. Thanks for this delicious entry to the only street foods event.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Archana !!!

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

love the street food,so tasty.

Unknown said...

Looks too good Shruti. mouthwatering

Vardhini said...

Looks tempting and lovely clicks. Thx for linking.

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks kanthi, Swasthi and Vardhini :-)

Kalyani said...

ooooh !! too tempting :-) looks totally yum ! Pav bhaji is welcome anyday... keep the entries coming dear :-)

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Kalyani :-)

tinkushaji said...

wonderful recipe